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Old July 22nd, 2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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I am sure that someone has asked this before, But I could not find it.

So here it is: I have a 98" Jeep cherokee with 4.5 lift and 33" tires.
stock 4.0 liter motor/autotrans/3.55 gears.
I would like to tow a pop-up camper that weights 2,172 lbs.
And if I can tow it, do i leave it in 3 gear or do i leave it in drive gear?

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Old July 22nd, 2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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do you still have stock gears?
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I have towed our pop up with a 3.5" lift and 31's with 3:55 gears and did not have a problem. I would try to stick with 3rd, but "feel it out" and if your driving is flat and you won't encounter too many hills, you may be able to get away with overdrive as long as it doesn't shift in/out off overdrive too often.
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I have towed our pop up with a 3.5" lift and 31's with 3:55 gears and did not have a problem. I would try to stick with 3rd, but "feel it out" and if your driving is flat and you won't encounter too many hills, you may be able to get away with overdrive as long as it doesn't shift in/out off overdrive too often.
exactly what he said. Biggest problem I found was finding the proper drop to make the trailer sit level.
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Thanks for the information!


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